Dr. Joseph Akar, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Akar
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Yale Cardiology

11 Harrison Ave Branford, CT 06405

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Dr. Joseph Akar, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Branford, CT and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Akar has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices and Electrophysiology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akar to book an appointment.


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Biography

Dr. Joseph Akar, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Branford, CT and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Akar has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices and Electrophysiology than other specialists in his area. He grad...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

2004
University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School

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Dr. Akar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
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Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
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Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
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Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
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State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Practice Areas

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Compare with other Implantable Cardiac Devices specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akar performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Akar performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akar performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Akar performs this procedure more than 56% of their peers

Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akar performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 32% of their peers

Dr. Akar performs this procedure more than 32% of their peers

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Electrophysiology specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Electrophysiology
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akar performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Akar performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akar performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Akar performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akar performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Akar performs this procedure more than 56% of their peers

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Dr. Akar's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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